Rockwell Collins

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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
634 Reviews
3.2
634 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance, upper management focused on improving things for employees (in 50 reviews)

  • At the moment, we have some pretty good benefits (week off at Christmas time) (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • Cedar Rapids Iowa is not an ideal area to retain talented employees (in 69 reviews)

  • No Work Life balance, HR doesn't have the minimum idea of employees needs (in 17 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grinding.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    Learned good and bad practices.

    Cons

    They want your life to be all Rockwell Collins.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great for maintaining work life balance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    Help you balance work and life, flexible.

    Cons

    Not great pay masters and no well defined career paths.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ok to work here for sometime

    Cons

    You will not develop as a software engineer here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great people to work with

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everybody is very friendly and willing to work with you to get the job done. Great online university through the company that helps better you as a person and makes you a more valuable asset for the company.

    Cons

    Manufacturing floor seems outdated and could use some capital investment. I still see a lot of "fire fighting" when it comes to engineer work but I've seen that industry wide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update facilities, If you bring in new technologies and modern devices that the newer generation is using in school and at home, you will see an increase in the amount of people that want to work for you and the quality of the people that want to work for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Small-minded middle management just gets in the way

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's a large company, so odds are pretty good that there's a project somewhere you'll find interesting. And they've got some really good talent operating there. I came away with some great friends, and a few stories that are fun to tell now that I'm not there.

    Cons

    Mostly, it's suffering from growing too big. I worked with no less than 5 project managers who started meetings by asking what everyone was working on. Not what their status was, literally didn't bother to prepare enough to know what project the meeting was for. I had one manager that was misusing company funds to perform work that wasn't approved, and for some reason the whole team was given a bad perf review for that. And another that actually threatened to hit me with his car if I didn't sign off on a proposal.

    Don't expect to be working with the latest technology, the primary customers are military and aviation and they go for proven reliability over improved performance. I'd say something about office politics, but honestly it wasn't worse here than anywhere else and I never felt like there was much of an old-boy network in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know we can't get away from kingdom building, but If I have to have 4 project managers at a time, either try to recruit some that have some technical knowledge or create some decent system for employees to report gross ineptitude or abuses up the line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great experience so far

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    The work style here is casual. And the teammates are willing to help. The managers are nice over here.

    Cons

    The process here are sometimes over complicated. You spend too much time just to do little change.

  8.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Material Handler  in  Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Had to move to another town or I'd have stayed there.

    Cons

    None. Overall it was a good experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Employment at Rockwell Collins, Inc.

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    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Engineer  in  Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Engineer in Duluth, GA

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Basic Compensation and Bonuses.

    Cons

    No personal/professional growth. If you work outside of Cedar Rapids, IA or for a RC subsidiary career progression is none existent. You are treated like "temp" employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    High tech operation.

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Challenging work. Good work/life balance. Fair compensation package overall. Honesty and integrity are highly valued. Technologies are advancing, offering new work opportunities.

    Cons

    Insurance costs much more than prior years, negating raises. Stagnant work force; need new grads. Certain programs are at risk of loss to other, lower-cost companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commit to your people and do as you say regarding employment opportunities, promotions, etc..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Highly structured environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Opportunities to participate on cross-functional teams and projects enterprise-wide.

    Cons

    Structured much like the military, a key client. Layers of bureaucracy, focus on rank, moves very slowly on employee initiatives, lots of self-aggrandizement at the higher levels, promotions based more on time in rank and "who you know" than performance.

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